Malcom Forsyth – Phantom Sketches for violin, clarinet and marimba
Steen Anderson – Beside Besides for cello and percussion
Camille Saint Saëns – Dance Macabre, violin and piano
George Gurdjieff – Sacred Dances
Sarah Hopkins – Reclaiming the Spirit, solo cello
Olivier Messiaen – Abyss of the Birds for solo clarinet
Franz Liszt – Transcendental Etude No. 4 Mazeppa for solo piano
Javier Alvarez – Temazcal for maracas and tape
Amici Chamber Ensemble:
Considered one of the most distinguished clarinetists of his generation, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas makes appearances as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, at festivals & concert series throughout the world. A prolific recording artist, he is a two-time Juno award winner and GRAMMY®-award nominee.
David Hetherington, for years the assistant principal cellist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly as a chamber musician as well as working frequently with contemporary music ensembles such as New Music Concerts and Soundstreams Canada. Mr. Hetherington plays his 1695 cello made by Giovanni Grancino of Milan “with rare delicacy and clarity”.
Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian is hailed as a “keyboard acrobat” of “crystal virtuosity” by the press. He has established himself as a versatile artist whose readiness to break boundaries and explore different styles has made him an exciting voice on the international music scene. He is regularly invited to appear as soloist and chamber musician in North America and Europe.